7 Great Fruits and Veggies in Pet Wants Dog Food
- 18 July 2016
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At Pet Wants, we’re driven by providing pets with healthy, complete and balanced food that allows them to enjoy the highest quality of life every day. We accomplish this by making our different food blends from fresh, all-natural ingredients. In addition to always being able to see all of the ingredients we use, today we’re going to highlight seven of the great fruits and veggies we include in our dog food:
You’ve probably heard that one of the main reasons carrots are so good for humans is they promote good vision and eye health. This same benefit applies to dogs. Carrots are also an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin C.
Even though celery seems like a fairly plain vegetable, it’s actually rich in everything from potassium to iron to vitamin B. This veggie also has phthalides and coumarin. The former acts as a cholesterol-lowering agent, while the latter has been linked to reduced cancer rates.
Vitamin B and C, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus and calcium are all nutrients found in yucca. This ingredient in our dog foods has also been shown to support with healthy digestion. To top things off, yucca is one of several ingredients on our list of fruits and veggies that can help combat inflammatory problems, which are especially prevalent in older dogs.
Experts agree that blueberries are a great way for dogs to get fiber and vitamin C. In a study that involved blueberries being fed directly to sled dogs, researchers discovered that the dogs had increased levels of antioxidants in their blood, which prevent damage from free radicals. These benefits, combined with their delicious flavor, likely explain why wild animals including deer and even grizzly bears eat blueberries on a regular basis.
While it’s hard to deny the cuteness of being greeted by kisses from your pooch, this experience often involves noticeably stinky breath. Although it’s not a replacement for brushing your dog’s teeth on a regular basis, parsley can help freshen breath thanks to the presence of an odor-killing oil known as limonene.
This leafy vegetable is absolutely packed with minerals and vitamins. It provides calcium, potassium and phosphorous, along with six different vitamins. Your dog will also appreciate the tasty flavor it adds to our yummy blends.
Popeye isn’t the only one who benefits from plenty of spinach. What makes this vegetable especially stellar is the fact that it has twice as much iron as most other greens. On top of its benefits for dogs of all sizes, spinach can be especially useful for any dog that struggles with issues related to inflammation.
Now that you know even more about what makes our food so great for dogs, we hope you’ll try it out with your own pooch!
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